Friday, November 27, 2015

November 27


1894 - Katherine Milhous
American author and illustrator best known for The Egg Tree, which won the 1951 Caldecott Medal.

1907 - L. Sprague de Camp
American author of science fiction, non-fiction and biography

1909 - James Agee
American writer and critic whose autobiographical novel A Death in the Family won him a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1958.

1933 - Gordon S. Wood
American historian; winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in History for The Radicalism of the American Revolution.

1937 - Gail Sheehy
American author and journalist, best known for her book Passages.

1942 - Marilyn Hacker
American poet who won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1974.

1957 - Michael Stackpole
American science fiction and fantasy author who writes within the Star Wars and Battletech series.

1960 - Kevin Henkes
American children's book author and illustrator who has won both the Caldecott and Newbery awards.

1964 - David Rakoff
Canadian-born writer known for his humorous, self-deprecating essays.

8 BC - Horace
1895 - Alexandre Dumas (fils)
1953 - Eugene O'Neill
1999 - Elizabeth Gray Vining
2000 - Malcolm Bradbury

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